by Astrid Fiano
, DOTmed News Writer | December 02, 2009
"This amendment will prohibit the most egregious anticompetitive conduct--price fixing, bid rigging and market allocations--conduct that harms consumers, raises health care costs, and for which there is no justification," Leahy concluded. "Subjecting health and medical malpractice insurance providers to the antitrust laws will enable customers to feel confident that the price they are being quoted is the product of a fair marketplace."
The CBO analysis: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/107xx/doc10781/11-30-Premiums.pdf
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